Never Trust an Easter Lion – #SpringFlingKidlit

It’s time for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest


  • Stories should be for kids ages, 12 or under
  • use a GIF to inspire your story
  • use no more than 150 words (mine is exactly that)
  • no illustration notes

How could I resist this GIF from


By Jilanne Hoffmann


It was time for the Easter Ballet, and Bunny was missing.

Backstage, Elephant yelled, “Who can dance Easter Bunny’s part?” 

“Me!” said Cat. “Bunny’s toe shoes fit my paws.”

“I know Bunny’s steps!” said Pig. “I’ve got the best memory of everyone.”

“Really?” said Elephant.

“Of the dancers,” said Pig. “You’re the director.” 

“My nose wiggles like Easter Bunny’s,” said Llama.

“I would be a diabolical Bunny!” Lion gnashed his terrible teeth. “And I could eat all of—”

Lion paused and picked his fangs with a claw.

Cat, Pig, and Llama shuddered. 

“You can be Easter Bunny,” they whispered. 

“YOU ATE EASTER BUNNY?!” yelled Elephant.


The stage door flew open.

“I can’t find my eggs!” cried Easter Bunny. “Lion sent me on a phoney egg hunt.”


Elephant glared. 

“Fine.” Lion pulled a basket from beneath his mane. “I only ate one egg. Bunny ears look silly on me, anyway.”


And there you have it, folks! My GIF-inspired entry to celebrate spring! I hope you are all healthy!

17 thoughts on “Never Trust an Easter Lion – #SpringFlingKidlit

    • Jilanne Hoffmann says:

      I almost wish Lion had gotten away with his egg heist. But I’m thrilled that you “saw” the eyebrow. Given that we can’t use illustration notes, we have to imply the action with very few words. Sometimes more successfully than others…

  1. Maria Bostian says:

    That silly lion… a phony Easter Egg Hunt!?!?! Genius idea. I wrote one, but I don’t think it was “springy” enough. But… the GIF sure did make me laugh so I call that a win, anyway!

    Great entry for the contest!

    • Jilanne Hoffmann says:

      Thank you! I like to write for these contests just for the fun of it. Call me self-entertaining, if you will, LOL. Will have to find your entry so I can smile at your story and GIF 😆

  2. ptnozell says:

    Having watched a PBS nature show on all types of rabbits the other evening, I can imagine each of these animals filling in for the Easter Bunny. Great story! Good luck in the contest!

  3. Nancy Riley says:

    Whew, glad that Lion didn’t eat the Easter Bunny. Eating the eggs, I understand. LOL! Fun story. Good luck!

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